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It’s holiday card time! I am so weird with holiday cards. I am either way too ambitious and want to make them totally gorgeous, or I don’t do them at all. Why can’t I just be normal?? Anyways, I have some great ways to make your beautiful, family holiday cards totally stand out and leave an impression with your family and friends. Here’s how you can go big with your cards this year
First, make them into ornaments, rather than your average card. I think this is genius because everyone will automatically want to put them on the tree. I found that Minted is a great place to do this. They have so many beautiful options on making your photos into gorgeous ornament holiday cards. They’ve of course got a great deal going on for the holidays with this coupon I saw on their site! Enjoy 20% off holiday cards $150+, 15% off $100+. Code: BRIGHT17, exp Mon 12/11 They also have a New Customer Welcome Offer: 20% off holiday cards. Code: JOYNEW, exp Thu 12/7,and even though it says it’s valid through 12/7, I’ve seen it valid every time I visit!
Second, go for the booklet card. This is really going big, in my opinion, and oh-so pretty. I love photos, so this is right up my alley for family cards. Minted offers these as well. Such a beautiful way to update friends and family on everything you’ve all been up to and share your beautiful photos. I seriously love this idea, and they aren’t that much more in cost! You also get free recipient addressing, which helps. What’s also amazing about Minted is you can text them your photo, and they respond to you with a design! Let them do it for you, we all have enough to do haha!
Third, don’t forget the foil. Foil-pressed cards are so lovely. They really add such an elegant touch of sparkle that really make cards stand out. Minted has like a million option for foil-pressed cards (the one above is from their site), and Mixbook Photo Co has a beautiful designer collection too. I really like the one below:
Fourth, try a Holiday postcard. I thought this was another idea that was so clever! I found it on Minted, which is obviously my new favorite place for holiday cards (and decor!!). Minted had such a fun selection of postcard style holiday cards, I got lost looking through them all. This is a less expensive way to go too because there is no envelope needed! Target also has a ticket-sized Holiday card collection I thought was cute too, if you aren’t totally into the postcard idea, but want something unique still.
Fifth, be totally clever with your photos. This one is probably the hardest one to achieve because we all know how kids do in photos. Mine won’t even look at the camera. I talk more about how to take beautiful family photos with just your phone in this post. so it’s totally possible to capture your own moment if you don’t want to do the photographer thing. If you can’t come up with a cute photo, a cute saying will do the trick. Here’s some fun ones I like,
“Our Kind of Wonderful”
“Heaven and Nature Ring”
“May All Your Days Be Merry”
So many mamas are having such success with the program, and let me share what they’ve said:
“I’m on the 14 day clean eating part and already feel a change. I love that your program caters to nursing moms. These recipes are boosting my milk supply! Thanks again and can’t wait to use the new app!”
“As far as counting calories, yes that was so helpful!… it was an eye opener…But your concept of reducing ever so slightly and monitoring milk supply was so helpful! I have lost 6lbs-yay!- and have 12 more to go! I am encouraged for sure because it is usually not until I’m done nursing that I’m able to lose weight. So I’m all in for hopefully the rest of my life-on clean eating like this and exercise! Thanks so much for your help!!”
“Feeling GREAT on this program!!! It’s unbelievable how eating clean makes such a difference. Let me rephrase that…it’s amazing the difference eating nutrient dense foods makes! My skin is glowing and I’m already shedding pounds! I also tried the first workout today and did well although I had to modify a bit and omit the backwards burpee (I had cesarean just over a month ago and don’t quite feel ready for that exercise just yet but I will get there). Loving this plan! Thank you SO MUCH for tour help!”
“The few changes I’ve made to diet per your instructions is already helping lower my sweet cravings. I’m sure I’ll notice an even bigger difference when I get stricter. This week has been great as I feel better, have already lost 2#, and haven’t seen a drop in milk supply which was my biggest concern. I look forward to starting the workouts tonight!”
“The baby steps have been super helpful including writing down everything I ate…Another 5 days would be amazing, I was thinking yesterday what am I going to do after the 5 days are finished. You have been incredibly helpful!! I am so appreciative!!!”
My program focuses on specialized nutrition for breastfeeding moms, recipes, meal plans, grocery lists, a new Ab Rehab + Pelvic Floor Restore program, and a new section on going back to work after baby coming soon!
The price is increasing once my certification as a Pre/Postnatal Exercise Specialist and the iOS app is out! Make sure to grab it now, while it is super affordable!